Monday, January 5, 2015

It's the thought that counts, right?

Everyone always says it is the thought that counts when receiving a gift.

Sure, that is true to a degree. After all, you should be grateful someone took the time and expense to buy something, wrap it up and put it under the Christmas tree. Or at least that is what we are led to think.

However, in the almost two weeks since Christmas we here at have been doing a lot of reflection.

Is it, as that old saying goes, the thought that counts? We think not.

If someone truly thought about you then they would take some effort to get something you would actually appreciate. And if it is clothing, they would try to make ensure it actually fit.

If you are anything like us then you probably received a lot of unwanted gifts this Christmas. Chances are you probably returned a few ofthem by now.

For us, it is not necessarily all of these gifts are junk.

After all, not everyone has the discernment as us sartorialists, who can tell instantly if a scarf is cashmere or some man-made blend.  

Rather, it is about giving without putting any obvious effort into ensuring the recipient actually wants, needs or even appreciates what you are about to give them.

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